Moose Minute

Mrs. James' 1st Grade Class - Crozet Elementary School

This Week's Sneak Peek: January 10, 2014


Happy New Year! This week we are talking about the winter season. We painted bare winter trees using watercolors. These masterpieces will be on display in our classroom for a while before being sent home.


After a two-hour delay, we began our day with a morning meeting snowball fight! What fun! This snowball fight was held inside, and it helped us greet our friends for the day.


Mrs. James is busily assessing all students in reading this week. Our class was lucky to have a special visitor while Mrs. James continued with assessments! Mr. Mierzejewski, Peter's dad, visited our classroom and read several winter stories. He also had the opportunity to enjoy a bit of our inside recess time. Thank you, Mr. Mierzejewski!


Our Star of the Week this week is Mackenzie! We were excited to learn about her family, her favorite food (pancakes!), and we shared a favorite book of Mackenzie's - The Adventures of Max the Minnow. The googly eyes on the book were amazing!


We made Welcome Back cards for our music teacher, Mrs. Brown. We have missed her and are so happy she is back!

RAZ Kids Homework

Please remember to have your child read and complete questions using the RAZ website each night (Monday-Thursday). If you would rather your child take home a classroom book each evening for reading, please let me know.

Early Dismissal Days

Next week, on the 16th and 17th of January (Thursday and Friday), the students will have early release half days of school. The dismissal time on those days is 11:25. As always, if you plan on having a change in dismissal plans for your child, please send in a note or call the office :)

Bag lunches will be provided by the school, but our schedule on those days does not include a lunch time. If needed, students will be able to pick up a bag lunch to take home with them. Please let me know if your child will need to pick up a lunch. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

  • NEXT WEEK: Assessments continue - math and writing
  • Monday, January 13th: Send in BOXTOPS for the January collection date. Thanks!
  • Thursday, January 16th: Half-day of school - dismissal at 11:25.
  • Friday, January 17th: Half-day of school - dismissal at 11:25.
  • Monday, January 20th: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day
  • Tuesday, January 21st: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day